Patriot games: Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra at Fulham Opera

Sung with glorious musicality by a fine cast, there is no better chance to get really close to this extraordinary work than Fulham Opera’s clear, dynamic production.┬áDirector Fiona Williams’ 1980s gangster setting suits the power-mongering plot well: in sharp suits and shellsuits, with glittering watches and flick knives, the rival political gangs huddle on the…